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Crash Course in Cardiac Nursing

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DAY 1

Cardiovascular Assessment: Critical Clues You Should NEVER Miss

Life-Threatening EKG Changes: Clues From the 12-Lead

Fast & Slow Dysrhythmias

Cardiovascular Drug Cabinet from A to Z

DAY 2

Acute Coronary Syndrome: Diagnosis & Management Guidelines

The Failing Heart: Acute Management Priorities

Cardiac Emergencies: Risk, Recognition, & Response

Emergency Interventions for Atrial Fibrillation

Objectives

DAY 1

  1. Employ proper technique for measuring jugular vein distention (JVD).
  2. Contrast systolic and diastolic murmurs by where they fall in the S1/S2 cardiac cycle.
  3. List 3 benefits of beta blockers in a patient with coronary artery disease.
  4. Identify benefits for patients using blood thinners in atrial fibrillation that is not related to valve dysfunction.
  5. Differentiate findings on the 12-lead EKG to determine if a patient has axis deviation and what health care issues that may identify.
  6. Explain a simple monitoring technique to help differentiate if the patient is having an atrial dysrhythmia or not.
  7. Identify EKG clues to patients having aberrant pathways.

DAY 2

  1. Explain the difference between systolic and diastolic heart failure using a simple hand gesture to recognize ventricular dysfunction for each.
  2. Stage heart failure using the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology tool and identify intervention goals for each stage.
  3. Compare the use of the Impella device and intra-aortic balloon pumps in severe cardiac impairment.
  4. Evaluate findings in common cardiac labs, such as CKMB, Troponin, BNP/ Pro-BNP levels.
  5. Recognize 2 tools of recognition and 4 rapid interventions for patients experiencing Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS).
  6. Describe the decision-making process for stroke prevention in the patient with atrial fibrillation.

Copyright : 11/28/2017

ABG & Rhythm Analysis Made Easy

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Objectives

  1. Specify two common causes of ABG abnormalities.
  2. Analyze how the body compensates when the pH is outside of normal limits.
  3. Utilize 5 questions to help identify common rhythm changes.

Copyright : 12/06/2017